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Creole Jambalaya Recipe

Creole Jambalaya Recipe

Jambalaya is a traditional Louisiana dish, coming from our Spanish and French culture. Rice is the main ingredient, with different meats or seafood mixed in. I particularly like this variation with shrimp and ham. —Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 35 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed beef broth, undiluted
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh or frozen uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • 1. In a Dutch oven, saute the onion, celery and green pepper in butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the next nine ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until rice is tender, about 25 minutes.
  • 2. Add shrimp and parsley; simmer, uncovered, for 7-10 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with margarine and low-sodium tomatoes and beef broth) equals 310 calories, 8 g fat (0 saturated fat), 154 mg cholesterol, 464 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.